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can I wear contacts if I have pink eye

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: If you have used either with pink eye then throw them away.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not a good idea. Wait until the eye clears up, maybe 3-4 days.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Stop contact wear: If you have redness and pain you should not be wearing contacts. Remove them and see an eye doctor immediately.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Till it's over: Your doctor should instruct you to stop wearing your contact lenses until your pink eye has completely resolved. Whether viral or bacterial, the critt ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: You may be having a reaction to the contacts or the contact lens solution. It should be pretty easy to sort out with an exam.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
13 years experience Ophthalmology
Contacts: If your symptoms have completely resolved, contact should be ok. However, after viral pink eye you may develop other problems that
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A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: If you can send a photo that may help us see if you had epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) and residual scar tissue. Consult with us to determine if ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. El sherif omar Shafie
Specializes in Urgent Care
Conjunctivitis: No contacts for one week, itching can be normal with pink eye unless you also have allergies! Continue antibiotics drops for 24 hrs after your eyes f ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Once : Once your symptoms are completely resolved and your therapy to treat the condition is done than you should be ok to go back to wearing contact lenses.

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